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On The Lot: 'Elysium', 'World War Z' and more




Matt Damon stars in the new film 'Elysium.' The movie earned the top spot at the box office this weekend, taking in over $30 million.
Matt Damon stars in the new film 'Elysium.' The movie earned the top spot at the box office this weekend, taking in over $30 million.
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Time for On The Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

This weekend's box office winner was Matt Damon's new movie, 'Elysium.' The film earned over $30 million over its opening weekend, but it's not the revenue story.

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' broke the $500 million dollar barrier over the weekend, making it the movie star's highest grossing film ever. Why have fans flocked to see Pitt's newest flick in such great numbers?

Disney just wrapped up its annual D23 Expo in Anaheim. It's basically Comic-Con for Disney fans. The big story at D23 was the new Star Wars movie, set to release in 2015.

Star Wars isn't Disney's only project in the works. A sequel to the 2003 hit 'Finding Nemo' is also in the works.